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The Poeming PIgeon OPEN for Poetry & Artwork Submissions @ via Submittable
Sep 15 – Oct 31 all-day

The Poeming Pigeon is a literary journal of poetry, featuring works from poets all over the globe, including emerging poets alongside award-winning writers, such as Jane Yolen, Paulann Petersen, Annie Lighthart, Connie Post, Andrea Hollander, Jeff Knorr, Tricia Knoll, Amy Miller, Christopher Luna, and more. The first issue was released in 2015 with “Poems about Birds” and continued with 1-2 issues per year on a variety of themes including food, cannabis, music, gardening, love poems, sports, headline news, the cosmos, pop culture, and the pandemic/protest issue. We believe poetry has the power to engage, entertain, and enlighten.

For our next issue, The Poeming Pigeon is getting a new look and will become a full-color annual journal of both poetry and artwork, to be released each Fall. Our open calls for submissions to the journal (some themed and some not) will run from Sept 15 thru Oct 31 each year.

ANYTHING GOES (Our first non-themed issue)

For our 12th issue of The Poeming Pigeon, we are not going to specify a theme. We simply want your best, original poems. (No previously published poems). In addition to poetry, we invite visual artists of all kinds to submit artwork, which will be considered for inclusion within the journal and perhaps for the cover art. Please see guidelines on our website for specific details.

Submissions Open: Sept 15 – Oct 31, 2021

This print issue scheduled for release in Fall 2022.

Every contributor receives a free copy.

Head for the Hills Poetry Series and Open Mic @ Head for the Head for the Hills Open Mic
Oct 26 all-day

Head for the Hills Poetry Series and Open Mic
Last Tuesday of the Month
Featured Poets + Open Mic

Dale Champlin reads from her new book, “Callie comes of age”

An Evening with Jericho Brown @ Liberty Theater
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

The Writer’s Guild of Astoria is thrilled to announce a conversation and reading with Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Jericho Brown, Friday November 5th, 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria.

Doors open at 6 pm with a VIP wine and cheese reception before. Tickets available from $5-65, with free tickets available through several of our local community partners.

The Writer’s Guild is a literary nonprofit with 501 (c)(3) status, and all gifts are fully tax deductible. Our mission is to create a community of writers and strengthen the Astoria area and surrounding communities through the power of the written word.